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Union Activity!

December 22, 2022

If past is prologue as the old saying goes, Dunkin’s franchisees should be in an advanced state of readiness on the union front with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) targeting some Dunkin’ shops in Connecticut. In their ongoing efforts to unionize QSRs and rest stop businesses in the Constitution State, SEIU members are protesting…

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Omnibus Expands Worker Protections

December 22, 2022

With yesterday’s passage of the Omnibus Funding Bill by the U.S. Senate, expanded worker protections and more funding for anti-business regulatory agencies is that much closer to reality. By a vote of 69 – 29, the Senate passed the $1.7 trillion legislation and sent it to the U.S House for their consideration – and likely…

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Clean Slate Law Effective Next Week

December 22, 2022

Speaking of Connecticut, it’s new so-called Clean Slate Law was scheduled to become effective with the turn of the calendar on January 1, 2023, but earlier this month some of the provisions were delayed until later in 2023. Connecticut has long barred employers from using certain criminal convictions in hiring and promotion decisions, but this…

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New Year’s Day Triggers

December 22, 2022

It’s not only minimum wages (as we advised last week) and the Connecticut Clean Slate Law that become effective on January 1st this year, but rather a number of new laws in other states around the country. Small businesses are advised to be cognizant of the many law changes that come with the New Year,…

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Paid Family Medical Leave

December 22, 2022

More states are adopting Paid Family and Medical Leave programs, both mandatory and voluntary. The Oregon Family and Medical Leave Program takes effect on New Years Day and requires employers in the Beaver State to withhold and remit contributions to the program beginning as of that date. All employers regardless of the number of employees…

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E-Verify Restores Multiple Uploads

December 22, 2022

E-Verify, the internet-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States has finally succeeded in restoring the ability for employers, employer agents and corporate administrators to upload multiple hiring sites simultaneously. This restored feature should increase efficiencies for companies with multiple hiring sites by providing…

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Joy In Childhood Opportunities

December 22, 2022

We noted that plans are already well underway for the premier event for the Northeast Chapter of the Joy in Childhood Foundation. The 12th Annual Northeast Gala will be held at the incredible Encore Boston Harbor on March 31, 2022. It’s not too early to begin planning how you will participate with Sponsorship Opportunities already…

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Competitor News

December 22, 2022

Krispy Kreme is automating its production process as the company is looking to improve its financial position with a new hub and spoke production model, Additionally, the company has begun testing new technology in its shops that would cut back on repetitive labor, and expects to automate about 18% of its total doughnut production over…

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